Tottenham avoid being stung by the Bees
By Megan Bush
Antonio Conte’s unbeaten start in the Premier League continued tonight with a convincing 2-0 win over newly promoted Brentford.
After a bright start from Tottenham they broke the deadlock 12 minutes in with an own goal through Sergi Canos from Heung Min Son’s cross into the box.
Spurs then continued to threaten the Brentford goal, which led to Brentford goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez making a few good saves to deny Spurs strengthening their lead.
However, Brentford started to get a foothold in the game around the 35-minute mark with a few chances but Spurs managed to keep them at bay until the half time whistle.
Tottenham started the second half brightly as Kane was put through one on one with the goalie within the first few minutes of the half but was thwarted by another good save from Fernandez.
More good play from Spurs led to them threatening the Brentford goal once again from a corner, which resulted in a Ben Davies header being stopped by Fernandez as it headed for the top corner.
Brentford’s bravery almost caught them out as a short goal kick resulted in a poor clearance from Ethan Pinnock after some good pressure from Lucas Moura, which fell for Oliver Skipp who then passed to Harry Kane who then played a low ball across the six-yard box, however Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could only find the side netting at the back post.
Tottenham’s dominance finally paid off as they doubled their lead in the 65th minute. A ball out from the Tottenham defence was controlled and laid off beautifully by Heung Min Son for Harry Kane who then played a through ball to the marauding Sergio Reguilon who then crossed the ball across the box for Heung Min Son to tap in at the back post.
It was a well deserved victory for Antonio Conte’s men who have now climbed to 6th in the Premier League table, 2 points off the Champions League spots with a game in hand.